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Dael Orlandersmith is an actress, poet and playwright that is best known for her Obie Award winning Beauty's Daughter and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, Yellowman. .

Part of her work from the award winning "Beauty's Daughter's" program can be heard as a segment of a September 1996 taping of radio show "This American Life" where Orlandersmith performs "When You Talk About Music" in which she portrays a 31 year old Italian male who meets a black woman at a mutual friends wedding and finds how much he misses musical expression.

She won the 2003 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Awards and nominations



  1. ^ "Drama Desk Nomination 2002-2003". New York, New York: Drama Desk Awards.  

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